RFMD(R) Begins High-Volume Production of Envelope Tracking Power Amplifiers to Support Recent LTE Smartphone, Tablet and

RFMD(R) Begins High-Volume Production of Envelope Tracking Power Amplifiers to
Support Recent LTE Smartphone, Tablet and Ultrabook Design Wins

RFMD Seeing Strong Market Acceptance of Its Envelope Tracking (ET) PAs, Which
Consume Up to 25% Less Current in Today's Newest LTE Platforms

GREENSBORO, N.C., Oct. 8, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- RFMD (Nasdaq:RFMD), a
global leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance radio
frequency solutions, today announced that it has commenced high-volume
production of multiple new power amplifiers (PAs) and power management
integrated circuits (ICs) that incorporate RFMD's envelope tracking (ET)
technology. RFMD's unique ET technology significantly enhances power
efficiency in new LTE platforms, resulting in enhanced battery life across all
modes and bands, increased network coverage, and higher data rate throughput.

RFMD is a pioneer in the development of RF power management and envelope
tracking technology. Unlike traditional PAs that operate with a constant
supply voltage, the supply voltage applied to RFMD's ET-enabled PAs is
continuously adjusted so that the amplifier operates at maximum power
efficiency. The result is much lower battery power consumption, particularly
in LTE platforms.

RFMD's expanding ET product portfolio is tailored for today's leading LTE
chipsets and provides full ET compatible coverage of all FD-LTE and TD-LTE
bands (1-14, 17-21, 25-28, 38, 40, 41, and 44). RFMD's expanding portfolio of
envelope tracking-enabled solutions includes its RF7389 and RF8085 multimode,
multi-band PAs, the RF80xx(i) family of 10 single-band satellite PAs, and its
RF8081 ET power management IC.

"This volume ramp-up of a broad family of envelope tracking-enabled products
puts RFMD at the forefront of the ET revolution and is a testament to the
market success of our technology, which is very well suited for the power
demands of new LTE platforms now being rolled out across the globe," said Eric
Creviston, president of RFMD's Cellular Products Group. "RFMD is very well
positioned with power management technologies such as envelope tracking and
average power tracking to expand our RF content in the newest generation of
smartphones, tablets, ultrabooks and machine-to-machine (M2M) applications."

About RFMD

RFMD(Nasdaq:RFMD) is a global leader in the design and manufacture of
high-performance radio frequency solutions. RFMD's products enable worldwide
mobility, provide enhanced connectivity, and support advanced functionality in
the mobile device, wireless infrastructure, wireless local area network (WLAN
or Wi-Fi), cable television (CATV)/broadband, Smart Energy/advanced metering
infrastructure (AMI), and aerospace and defense markets. RFMD is recognized
for its diverse portfolio of semiconductor technologies and RF systems
expertise and is a preferred supplier to the world's leading mobile device,
customer premises, and communications equipment providers. RFMD is an ISO
9001-, ISO 14001-, and ISO/TS 16949-certified manufacturer with worldwide
engineering, design, sales and service facilities. For more information,
please visit RFMD's web site atrfmd.com.

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